David Bowie's Son Honors His Father's Love Of Reading With A New Book Club

"My dad was a beast of a reader."

Fans of late icon David Bowie have a new way to honor the memory of their favorite performer in 2018, other than listening to his music. Bowie's son Duncan Jones invited fans to read some of his father's favorite books with him on Twitter last week. We at A Plus love a book club, so we're excited to learn more.


Jones, a movie director known for his 2009 sci-fi film Moon, tweeted the day after Christmas that his father "was a beast of a reader," adding that he loved Peter Ackroyd's novels about "the history of Britain & its cities." Jones wrote, "I've been feeling a building sense of duty to go on the same literary marathon in tribute to dad." The first book he selected is Ackroyd's Hawksmoor, an "amuse cerveau before we get into the heavy stuff."

Jones shared that the reading adventure is open to "anyone who wants to join along," and those who choose to participate have until February 1 to finish the book and join the discussion.

David Bowie's official Instagram account made an announcement about Jones' new project, dubbing it the "Bowie Book Club" and adding the hashtag #ReadingIsBrainFood. Jones seems to be having a lot of fun with the challenge already, if his Twitter posts are anything to go by.

As the Huffington Post points out, Bowie's website shared a list of the late singer's 100 favorite books in 2013. The titles ranged from The Great Gatsby to The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, with plenty of classics and more obscure offerings in between, from various genres.

We're excited to follow along on Jones' journey through his father's literary loves, and are happy to see him connecting with fans who have missed the singer since his death almost two years ago.


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